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Probing America: Top German Prosecutor Considers NSA Investigation
Der Spiegel ^ | January 20, 2014 05:49 PM | (Spiegel Staff)

Posted on 01/20/2014 6:47:13 PM PST by Olog-hai

Germany and the US appear to be edging closer to political confrontation. The Federal Prosecutor says there is sufficient evidence to open a politically explosive investigation into NSA spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone. […]

In the close to eight months that have passed since the first reports were published about the National Security Agency’s massive spying operations, the only things Germany has been given by the US are well-meaning assurances. Last summer, the German government sent a list of questions about their surveillance programs to the Americans and the British, whose GCHQ intelligence agency has likewise been accused of conducting espionage against European Union member countries. To this day, neither has provided complete answers. Instead, ever more threads are becoming visible in the global spying network. It is also slowly dawning on the Germans that the parameters of a No-Spy Agreement announced by the NSA will never become a reality. German government representatives last week denied media reports claiming that negotiations were close to collapsing. At the same time, hopes are no longer high. …

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nsa; nsaleaks; obama; yeswescan
Wonder if the libs will spin this into German hatred of a black man . . . ?
1 posted on 01/20/2014 6:47:13 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If German authorities decide to indict someone in the United States will they give Interpol the task of apprehending them and smuggling them out of the country?


2 posted on 01/20/2014 6:52:36 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Why not? After all, Obama gave Interpol immunity on US soil back in 2009 (wielding the pen and the phone, of course).


3 posted on 01/20/2014 7:04:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Just a distraction. She knew she was being spied upon. Her meeting with His Arrogance was to discuss the shortage of the gold on the delivery from the Federal Reserve.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 7:05:27 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yep, Obama will file an EEOC case against them and Holder will open a profiling investigation.


5 posted on 01/20/2014 7:07:54 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

The BND has to have been kicked into high gear now that they have the NSA over a barrel.


6 posted on 01/20/2014 7:09:17 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

NSA rouse!


7 posted on 01/20/2014 7:19:20 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Her meeting with His Arrogance was to discuss the shortage of the gold on the delivery from the Federal Reserve.

What's she complaining about, Germany got the 5mt the Fed found in sweepings.

8 posted on 01/20/2014 7:36:39 PM PST by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence.)
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To: Olog-hai

you can do eet


9 posted on 01/20/2014 7:37:22 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai
LOL: the BND is a creation of American intelligence services and probably one of the prime beneficiaries of American intelligence gathering in Germany.

Any truly thorough investigation is likely to expose lots of lawbreaking by the BND and German politicians, which is why any investigation is likely to go nowhere; or, at best degenerate into another "it's all the Amis fault" variety show for the distraction of the German masses.

10 posted on 01/20/2014 7:51:57 PM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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Primary creator of the BND was FHO head Reinhardt Gehlen. He may have served the CIA in order to get his “Gehlen Org” to take off (full of former SD, SS and Gestapo officers, for the record), but when it became the BND under the West German government, they were cut loose in 1956 and allowed to become autonomous.


11 posted on 01/20/2014 8:01:33 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Excellent. We sure aren’t going to get anything resembling the truth from the U.S. government.


12 posted on 01/20/2014 8:07:46 PM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Olog-hai

It looks like the germans stopped loving Barack.

It must be beacause he's black.


13 posted on 01/20/2014 8:09:49 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Olog-hai

2 pages of complete drivel. Obammie caught eavesdropping, says he’ll quit, but he lies. Obammie is a liar.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 9:07:57 PM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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So Germany won’t investigate the NSA?

Even if they don’t do it openly, I think they may do so covertly.


15 posted on 01/20/2014 9:09:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
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So Germany won’t investigate the NSA?

Even if they don’t do it openly, I think they may do so covertly.


Doesn't matter. Obammie will spout drivel lies and nsa does what nsa does.


16 posted on 01/20/2014 10:39:08 PM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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Well, they can’t stop him from doing that. He’s certainly on his way to becoming persona non grata over there.


17 posted on 01/20/2014 10:45:22 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
He’s certainly on his way to becoming persona non grata over there.

And every place on earth.


18 posted on 01/20/2014 11:28:53 PM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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To: 867V309

And he still won’t learn that apology tours don’t work.


19 posted on 01/20/2014 11:36:41 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, he did. Let’s see how fast he reverses himself if suddenly, the possibility that persons he deems necessary become targets of criminal investigations by Germany.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 8:05:59 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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